Day in history for January 18, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
It will be noticed that the Rock Island rail road will probably be opened to Ottawa by the 1st of Feb. and to Peru by the 1st of March.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Plow Works has been running night and day and even then has found it almost impossible to keep up with the orders.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Announcement has been made that essential frontage has been secured for completion of a new loop electric line to the bluff. This extension of the Tri-City Railway System will be known as the Long View Park Loop.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The grand jury, after three-and-a-half hours deliberation, has acquitted Edward Reed of Rock Island of manslaughter charges in the death of Michael McCoy in an auto accident near Taylor Ridge.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Cpl. Arlo Nash, son of F.B. Nash of Galva, earned top honors in the first class to graduate from the NCO school in Korea. This school, formed Dec. 19, was designed to teach potential leaders the tricks of combat and leadership.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A area wide strike by retail meatcutters was avoided this past weekend when negotiators for six Quad-City food chains and union representatives agreed upon a contract extension. The meatcutters three year contracts with Eagle, Jewel, Randall, A And P, Geifman and Kroeger, expired Saturday.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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